Forensic Investigation MSci Staffordshire University



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The Forensic Investigation degree gives you the skills required for a career with the police, forensic providers, or investigative and intelligence agencies. Our Forensic Investigation degree is ideal for those who have a strong interest in criminalistics, forensics, and crime scene science and evidence analysis. We will equip you for a career working with the police, a forensic provider or any other investigative or intelligence agency, such as the Home Office, HM Customs and Excise. Our MSci course combines Bachelors and Masters level study in one integrated programme and we add the opportunity to undertake professional work experience. Whichever degree you choose to complete, you’ll develop a wide range of specialist skills to understand the roles of individuals involved in criminal investigation. In Year 1, you will be introduced to the principles and practical techniques of forensic investigation. You’ll study the power of search and arrest, crime scene documentation, the identification, recovery and analysis of evidence and the interpretation of forensic results. During Year 2, you’ll analyse and interpret a range of criminalistic and biological evidence types, including fingerprints, questioned documents, skeletal remains and body fluids. You will also enhance your investigative skills, gaining experience in crime scene management, developing forensic strategies and interviewing witnesses and victims. BSc (Hons) students can opt to study the sandwich version of this course, enabling you to complete a one-year placement with a Police Force, forensic provider or other relevant organisation. In Year 3 for our BSc (Hons) students, you’ll follow the complete process from investigating major crime, to recovering and analysing evidence to present in court. Graduates from our BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation degree have progressed onto careers as crime scene officers, police officers, prison officers, intelligence research officers, laboratory analysts, fraud investigators, digital forensic examiners, teachers, forensic technicians and fingerprint analysts. Graduates from our MSci Forensic Investigation degree have gone on to work as case builders, forensic investigators, and forensic presentation technicians.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Forensic Investigation MSci.

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£14,000.00 (14,45,476) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

College Road,



ST4 2DE, England

Entry requirement for international students

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